Traverse City Record-Eagle

August 10, 2012

Movie Capsules: 08/10/2012


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The Bourne Legacy:
An expansion of the universe from Robert Ludlum's novels, centered on a new hero whose stakes have been triggered by the events of the previous three films. Rated PG-13 for violence and action sequences. (HOR, CB)

Nitro Circus The Movie 3D: Travis Pastrana and his tight-knit, highly-skilled, adrenaline-addicted friends bring their impossible, ridiculous, insane and hysterical adventures to the big screen for the first time. Rated PG-13 for depiction of extreme and dangerous stunts throughout, and for language. (HOR)

The Campaign: In order to gain influence over their North Carolina district, two CEOs seize an opportunity to oust a long-term congressman by putting up a rival candidate. Rated R for crude sexual content, language and brief nudity. (GT9)

Hope Springs: After 30 years of marriage, a middle-aged couple attends an intense, weeklong counseling session to work on their relationship. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic content involving sexuality. (GT9)

Showing locally

The Amazing Spider-Man:
Peter Parker finds a clue that might help him understand why his parents disappeared when he was young. Rated PG-13 for sequences of action and violence. (GT9)

Brave: Determined to make her own path in life, Princess Merida defies a custom that brings chaos to her kingdom. Rated PG for some scary action and rude humor. (ER, GT9)

The Dark Knight Rises: Eight years on, a new terrorist leader, Bane, overwhelms Gotham's finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that has branded him an enemy. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language. (GT9, HOR)

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Dog Days: School is out and Greg is ready for the days of summer, when all his plans go wrong. What on earth is he going to do all summer? Rated PG for some rude humor. (GT9)

Ice Age Continental Drift: Manny, Diego and Sid embark upon another adventure after their continent is set adrift. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world. Rated PG for mild rude humor and action/peril. (HOR, CB)

Moonrise Kingdom: A pair of young lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them. (HOR, BAY)

A Separation: A married couple are faced with a difficult decision — to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease. Rated PG-13 for mature thematic material. (ST)

Step Up Revolution: Emily arrives in Miami with aspirations to become a professional dancer. She sparks with Sean, the leader of a dance crew whose neighborhood is threatened by Emily's father's development plans. Rated PG-13 for some suggestive dancing and language. (GT9)

Ted: As the result of a childhood wish, John Bennett's teddy bear, Ted, came to life and has been by John's side ever since. Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, and some drug use. (GT9)

Total Recall: A factory worker begins to suspect that he is a spy after visiting Rekall — a company that provides its clients with implanted fake memories of a life they would like to have led — goes wrong and he finds himself on the run. Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, some sexual content, brief nudity, and language. (HOR)

The Watch: Suburban dads who form a neighborhood watch group as a way to get out of their day-to-day family routines find themselves defending the Earth from an alien invasion. Rated R for some strong sexual content including references, pervasive language and violent images. (HOR)

Information is based on data available at press time from Traverse City area Carmike theaters (GT9, HOR), the State Theatre (ST), the Garden Theatre in Frankfort, (GAR) the Elk Rapids Cinema (ER), Cherry Bowl Drive-In (CB) and The Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay (BAY)